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RDA Blog Reaches 200000 Pageviews

Hi all, I am pleased to announce that RDA Blog  on  Resource Description and Access  ( RDA ) has crossed 200000 pageviews mark. About RDA Blog About RDA RDA Blog Testimonials RDA Blog in Wikipedia An article on RDA Blog, published in Technical Services Quarterly, journal on library technical services published by Routledge (Taylor & Francis Online) . Thanks all for your love, support and suggestions. Please post your feedback and comments on RDA Blog Guest Book . Select remarks will be posted on RDA Blog Testimonials page. INTRODUCTION TO  RDA BLOG : RDA Blog  is a blog on  Resource Description and Access  ( RDA ), a new  library cataloging  standard that provides instructions and guidelines on formulating data for resource description and discovery, organized based on the  Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records  ( FRBR ), intended for use by libraries and other cultural organizations replacing  Anglo-American Cataloging Rules  ( AACR2 ).  RDA Blo

RDA QUIZ : question on International Cataloging Principles (ICP) by IFLA

RDA QUIZ in the  Google+ Community RDA Cataloging Question:   Which is/are the International Cataloging Principles (ICP) by IFLA which is/are intended to guide the development of cataloguing codes? Post your vote by this Friday. You can also add your input in the comments box... Correct answer will be declared on the weekend... and a post will be created with further explanations and interesting comments by the users on  RDA Blog See also: RDA Blog  Home About RDA - Resource Description and Access About RDA Blog RDA Resources Cataloger's Reference Directory RDA Blog Testimonials Follow  RDA Blog  in Social Media:  Google+  |  Facebook  |  Google+ Community  |  Twitter  |  YouTube   |  SlideShare  |  Tumblr   |  WordPress  |  Flipboard  |  Pinterest  |  LinkedIn Thanks all for your love, suggestions,  testimonials , likes, +1, tweets and shares .... See also related posts in following  RDA Blog  Categories (Labels):

Transcription in Resource Description & Access (RDA) Cataloging

“Take What You See and Accept What You Get” This is the overriding principle of RDA concerning the transcription of data. It is consistent with the ICP “Principle of Representation” to represent the resource the way it represents itself. This is a fairly significant change from AACR2, which includes extensive rules for abbreviations, capitalization, punctuation, numerals, symbols, etc., and in some cases directs the cataloger to ‘correct’ data which is known to be wrong (e.g., typos). With RDA we generally do not alter what is on the resource when transcribing information for certain elements. This is not only to follow the principle of representation, but also for a more practical reason: to encourage re-use of found data you can copy and paste or scan or download into your description of the resource. Let’s see what this principle means for you as an LC cataloger, regarding capitalization, punctuation, and spacing.  It is critical that you understand LCPS 1.7.1 ; the ove

What is FRBR?

What is FRBR? -- RDA Quiz on Google+ Community RDA Cataloging. Join RDA Cataloging online community / group / forum and share ideas on RDA and discuss issues related to Resource Description and Access Cataloging. Following are the comments received on this RDA Blog post <<<<<---------->>>>> Roger Hawcroft , Library Consultant Salman, FRBR is an acronym for Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records. It stems from recommendations made by IFLA in 1988. The FRBR represents the departure of bibliographic description from the long-standing linear model as used in AACR... to a muti-tiered concept contemporaneous with current technology and the increasing development of digital formats and storage. These principles underpin RDA - Resource Description & Access.. You may find the following outline useful: I have also placed a list of readings ( not intended to be comprehensive or entirely up-to-dtate) in DropBox

RDA Cataloging Example of Selections & Translations

CASE: Selected plays of a Panjabi language author translated into Hindi language. Bibliographic Record The Hindi title when translated into English would read: "Representative plays" Authority Record LC control no.: n 2012217312 LCCN permalink: HEADING: Gurasharana Siṅgha, 1929-2011. Plays. Selections. Hindi 000 00528cz a2200133n 450 001 9272751 005 20130618010111.0 008 130524n| azannaabn |a aaa 010 __  |a  n 2012217312 040 __  |a  DLC  |b  eng  |c  DLC  |e  rda 100 0_  |a  Gurasharana Siṅgha,  |d  1929-2011.  |t  Plays.  |k  Selections.  |l  Hindi 400 0_  |a  Gurasharana Siṅgha,  |d  1929-2011.  |t  Pratinidhi nāṭaka 400 0_  |a  Gurasharana Siṅgha,  |d  1929-2011.  |t  Pratinidhi natak 670 __  |a  Pratinidhi nāṭaka, 2012:  |b  title page (Pratinidhi nāṭaka) title page verso (Pratinidhi natak) [Source: Library of Congress ] See also: RDA Blog  Home About RDA - Resource Description and Access Abou


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